Pressure Chamber: Pressure Chamber returns for its fourth year as emerging companies again compete for the coveted “golden suitcase,” as well as a spot on the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce’s exclusive Madison-area startup delegation to San Francisco this October for meetings with top Silicon Valley investment firms. In its three years, participating Pressure Chamber companies have gone on to raise more than $100 million from investors, and each Pressure Chamber winner -- Fishidy, bluDiagnostics and POLCO -- has credited the initiative for helping their company close successful funding rounds.
Participating companies will pitch in front of a panel of out-of-state investors, business executives and a live audience, with the winning company chosen based on a combination of judges scoring and audience votes. For more information about Pressure Chamber and to apply by July 11, visit bit.ly/PressureChamber2017
neXXpo: Experience what’s next in business at neXXpo 2017, a celebration of innovation in Greater Madison. Join hundreds of attendees in checking out creative, cutting-edge businesses at our “innovation hubs” and casting your vote for the second annual Most Innovative Company (MIC) award. The finalists will be announced at neXXpo, with the MIC being awarded to the champion later this year at our special nex7 Stage event.
For attendees, you can help yourself to appetizers and drinks as you “nextwork” with a diverse crowd of entrepreneurs, small businesses and enterprise all in one location. For businesses, you can support these innovative companies by becoming a sponsor, or you can be an exhibitor and show what's next for your industry, business, product or service.
neXXpo and Pressure Chamber return this year as part of The Forward Festival. For more information on Forward Fest and related events, click here.